Who Owns your Social Media, an Infographic

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Who Owns your Social Media, an Infographic

Social Media

Social Media: You might be surprised to know that five main companies, the biggest of those companies being Facebook – dominate the world of social media. Aside from the infamous Facebook website and mobile app, Facebook also owns Instagram and Whatsapp. In total Facebook.com is worth over $190 billion – it was founded in 2004, and has over 1 billion monthly users globally. Instagram and Whatsapp swell Facebook’s global monthly user figures to close to two billion – that’s just crazy!

Next on the list is the mighty Google – they own the Google Plus platform, along with YouTube, which Google purchased back in 2006. Google has a combined total of 1.54 billion active monthly users.

The third biggest name in the world of social media is Twitter, with 271 million active monthly users. LinkedIn follows twitter, with 187 million active monthly users, and finally Yahoo (who own Flickr and Tumblr).

Social media startups are still coming thick and fast, with the latest trend being image sharing. Sites like Pinterest and We Heart It are becoming increasingly popular – as are websites and apps like Snapchat, Ask FM and Kik messenger. Although these sites are universally popular, they appeal more to younger age brackets, key demographics in the battle for social media users.

Facebook tried to woo Snapchat – like they did with Instagram and Whatsapp– but the $3 billion offered by Facebook to the app’s owners was rejected. Social media is big business, but most of the deals and handshakes go on behind the scenes – leaving social media users to share, Like, tweet, reblog and publish their innermost thoughts in peace.

Next time you’re

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Which Social Media Platforms are the best for your Business?

Which Social Media Platforms are the best for your Business?

Social Media Platforms

With all the social media sites available today, which ones should you leverage? In an ideal world, you would use them all. As a small business, however, you don’t have enough time and money to do so.

With your limited resources, which social media platforms would you pick?

If you think Facebook and YouTube are your best bets because they are most popular, think again. Just because a site is popular doesn’t mean it is a good fit for you business.

To help you decide which social media platforms is best suited for your business, I’ve created an infographic that explains what social sites you should be leveraging based on real data.

Source: Quicksprout

1. Twitter: Twitter is the dominant democracy of the social-sharing economy. Relevancy, personality and brevity are the keys to making your voice heard.

2. LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the online analog to old fashioned networking. People – and connections to people – are everything

3. Facebook: Facebook offers personal connection and an enjoyable distraction amidst the work day, but use typically peaks outside of work hours. There’s no shortage of options for analyzing Facebook data. Track the success of your content by date and time to hone in on the best times for engaging your audience.

4. Google+: As Google’s proposed alternative to Facebook, keywords and search engine optimization are central to the appeal of Google+. Link often to content on your own website to direct this search boost where you want it most.

5. YouTube: Google treats its own well, and YouTube is the prime example of this fact. YouTube videos feature prominently in Google

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Rock Social Media Strategy in 30 Minutes, an Infographic

Rock Social Media Strategy in 30 Minutes a day, an Infographic

Social Media Strategy

How much time does social media marketing take out of your work day?

It’s no surprise that social media takes up a larger part of a marketer’s day than it did even a year ago. The addition of social networks your company needs to have a presence on and keep updated is growing out of control, leaving many marketers drowning in the increased time and investment required.

However, the massive amount of time marketers are dedicating to social media these days is no indication that they are doing it right. In fact, I would bet that in most cases the more time a marketer spends on social media, the less likely they are to actually have a strategy at all. Many marketers don’t know how to tackle the mountain that is social media and wind up wasting a lot of time haphazardly updating and monitoring their social presence.

Social media strategy is the deployment and development of modern strategic plans for social media. A Social media strategy incorporates these new ways of communication where media is not only broadcast but also shared, commented, opined edited or modified by the public at large.

A winning social media strategy is all about working smarter, not harder. Unless you are an enterprise level company, all you need to truly rock your social media is 30 minutes a day. With automation tools like Pardot to take care of many of the time-consuming and repetitive tasks, all that you need is a well defined daily plan and some self discipline.

Source: Pardot

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Social Networks You Should Care About in 2014?

Social Networks Should You Care About in 2014 WordPress SEO Hosting. Which social networks should I focus on. social media still seems new to many of us.

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Social Media in a Nutshell an infographic

Social Media in a Nutshell an infographic

Social Media is a fast growing industry and it can be hard to follow. So sometimes it is nice to take a step back and review who the big players are and what they actually do.

The following infographic by  Text Marketer  takes a global look on 4 of the main players: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest – and compares it with more traditional media like email and SMS.

Social networking is not just about sharing your ugly bathroom seflies or keeping in touch with high-school friends, it’s business – a living business. However, choosing from so many social media platforms can be overwhelming. Take a look at this infographic filled with some facts and statistics to help you make your choice.

What to Remember

– LinkedIn was the first major platform to launch back in 2003 – Facebook is the biggest with 1.26 billion active users – 98% of SMS get read – 58 million tweets are sent each day – 84% of all email is actually spam

10 Years of Facebook, the history of a Social Giant an infographic

10 Years of Facebook, the history of a Social Giant an infographic

Facebook

This Mashable infographic charts some of the biggest developments – both the highs and the lows – as the social network giant powered its way to over a billion members.

It always makes me smile how each time a major revision happens there is often a huge backlash and then a few months later the public accept it and wonder how they ever managed before.

Facebook turns 10 on February 4 and is celebrating by giving its audience of 1.23 billion a way to relive their digital history on the network with a special release called Look Back.

* in this infographic the WhatsApp takeover is not included yet.

As Mark Zuckerberg reflects upon Facebook’s first 10 years today, he’s encouraging the community he built to do the same. Starting this morning, hundreds of millions of Facebook users will receive a notification that a video summary of their life so far on Facebook is ready to watch. Each user’s “Look Back” compilation contains 15 or so of their most-liked photos, statuses, and life events set to a catchy tune. The videos are a bit cheesy, but are potent reminders that for many of us, Facebook has become a very normal way to document our daily lives.

Facebook’s plan for the next decade is to spread the social-networking love to emerging products. Closer to home, the company is campaigning for coolness and reinventing itself with a series of standalone applications that present Facebook in alternative formats. Monday, the 10-year old company released Paper for iPhone owners in the US. The application presents News Feed and other news in a digestible format better suited for smartphones. Paper seems to be an imagining of what the

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10 Social Media Technology Predictions 2014

10 Social Media Technology Predictions 2014. heavy focus on social and content marketing

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10 reasons why small business can’t ignore social media infographic

10 reasons why small business can’t ignore social media, an infographic From apps to social media to mobile payment processing, doing business in the digital age

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Privacy and Security on Facebook an infographic

Privacy and Security on Facebook an infographic. Facebook still maintains the lead for American user engagement for a single web site

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Top 10 Brands on Social Media in 2013 an Infographic

Top 10 Brands on Social Media in 2013 an Infographic, Samsung was the most popular social-media brand worldwide in 2013, according to Starcount

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Can Facebook Graph Search make you Money? an infographic

Can Facebook Graph Search make you Money? an infographic Facebook’s latest innovation – Graph Search, went live in January. Currently it covers four basic searches but it is expected to expand over the coming years. Graph Search uses the one trillion or so social connections on Facebook to provide relevant and professionalized search results.

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The 9 Types of Facebook User, what type are you? – an infographic

The 9 Types of Facebook User, what type are you? – an infographic. We all have those Facebook friends who post status updates about literally everything they do. And how about those people who constantly send you invites to Candy Crush? Then there’s your mom who just joined Facebook after hearing about it at the neighborhood cookout. Now she’s uploading all of your embarrassing childhood photos and naked baby pictures.

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Are Teenagers Abandoning Facebook? – Infographic

Are Teenagers Abandoning Facebook? – Infographic. We produced this infographic exploring the recent trends for teenagers related to Facebook and Social Media. We all hear anecdotally about the movement of teens to other (often mobile-centric) Social Media platforms.

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Ways To Get More Shares On Facebook – infographic

Ways To Get More Shares On Facebook. So you’ve got an awesome message, but you’re not sure how to get people to spread the news to their Facebook friends? Social media expert Mari Smith (along with ShortStack) came up with some ways that Facebook pages can start getting more of their users to share their posts, such as including calls to action and using entertaining (yet relevant) pitches.

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Audi and Mercedes-Benz are Leading On Facebook – infographic

Audi and Mercedes-Benz are Leading On Facebook. Unlike General Motors, many automotive brands have been supportive of marketing via Facebook, and it shows. New statistics from social benchmarking platform Unmetric show that Audi and Mercedes-Benz USA have been two of the most effective automotive companies on Facebook, while Infiniti is the fastest-growing car company on the social network.

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